UM med students to help with ACA enrollment

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

MIAMI (AP) - The University of Miami is launching a pilot program to encourage young adults to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.    The pre..
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Experts urge caution when choosing hip or knee replacement

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

Almost half a million Americans receive hip replacements each year, and hundreds of thousands more receive artificial knees. That number is expected to quadruple, as younger people..
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Older Americans are early winners under health law

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHICAGO (AP) - For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected b..
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'Killer heroin' causing fatal overdoses in East

Updated 7 months ago   
By: WINK Administrator

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) - On an icy night last month, a man entered a grocery store here, walked past the displays of cake mix and paper towels, and went into the bathroom, where..
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Teeth helping patients to hear again

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Katie Cribbs

ORLANDO, Fla. - People who have lost their hearing in one ear are getting help from a breakthrough technology that uses their teeth.You never realize how important both ears are un..
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Fla Health Choices delays launch to retool site

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

The troubled Florida Health Choices program has again delayed launching an insurance exchange separate from the Affordable Care Act marketplace.    CEO Rose Naff sai..
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More talking to babies helps their brains

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Using videos that claim to teach toddlers, or flash cards for tots, may not be the best idea. Simply talking to babies is key to building crucial language and voc..
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Miami hotels use technology to help sick guests

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor.   &n..
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January insurance sign-ups meet monthly goal

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - While states are having varying success getting people to sign up, January marked the first time since new health insurance markets opened last fall that a nation..
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More young adults signing up for health care

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - The number of young adults signing up for insurance in the new federal marketplace is gradually increasing in Florida even though overall enrollment from last month di..
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Rice recalled after skin reactions in children

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning against eating Uncle Ben's rice products served at schools, restaurants, hospitals and other food service institutions..
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Caffeine common in US kids, youths; mainly soda

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

CHICAGO (AP) - Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although..
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Race to enroll young and healthy for new insurance

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Facing a rapidly approaching deadline, the White House and its allies are racing to enroll young people in new insurance plans offered under President Barack Obam..
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NY resort closing for a week after virus outbreak

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) - A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees.    The Mohonk Mountain House in New ..
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CDC: Cruise ship bug was newer norovirus strain

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

ATLANTA (AP) - A new strain of stomach bug was the virus responsible for almost 700 recent illnesses on a Caribbean cruise ship.    The Centers for Disease Control a..
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Woman dies of flu in Brevard

Updated 7 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Health officials say a third person has died from the flu in Brevard County.    Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1btUR6K ) reports a 63-..
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Finding uninsured Americans by the numbers

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - Wanted: Millions of uninsured Americans willing to give President Barack Obama's health care law a chance.    With time running out, it may not be ..
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Administration drills down to find the uninsured

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With fewer than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find ..
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FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette sm..
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FDA approves pill camera to screen colon

Updated 8 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: U.S. regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen patients who..
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